SamuelBollendorff was born in 1974. Member of the Oeil Public agency, he looks at hospitals, schools, the police, and prisons, through a social lens, questioning the position of the individual within public institutions. After the book HOSPITAL SILENCE, his work evolved into a series of portraits presenting the social implications of AIDS. SILENCE AIDS develops Bollendorff's investigation into photography as a tool for political reflection: it won Hachette Foundation's special prize, and was duly noted by the Kodak Critics prize. In 2005, during the whole year, Samuel Bollendorff works in the suburbs of Paris on a chronicle published during six months every week in the French daily newspaper Libération. Since 2006, thanks to a grant from the Culture department, he works on FORCED MARCH, a serie of reportages on the forgotten of the Chinese economical miracle. Exhibited in Visa pour l’Image 2007, this work has been nominated for the Visa d’or award.